'The Bearded One' Looks To Stay
Aston Villa and Sweden defender Olof Mellberg is read to commit his long term future to the claret and blue.
Mellberg, who has been with Villa for six seasons already, has a contract up until the end of the 2007/2008 season but told PA Sport:
'I haven't really heard anything myself about a new contract. I read something about it in the papers. There are a few of us in a similar situation contract-wise. But I would like to stay at Aston Villa if they offer me a new one. Definitely.'
'I am not looking to leave. It has been a good start to the season and I have felt good personally. There is no reason to say no if there is a new contract offer. My own form has been good all season. I felt strong pre-season and I have felt good the whole season.'
'The bearded one' travels to Anfield to sort out the Raffa Reds on Saturday.